Oh there daddy, daddy didn't bring the towel. Oh baby, baby we better slow it down. Took 45 minutes to get all dressed up. We ain't even gonna make it to this club. Just missing the top 10 is... #11 Beyoncé - Partition Score: 8,39516129 Highest score: 11 x 1 (@Petty Mayonnaise), 10 x 14 (@KingBruno, @kermit_the_frog, @haps, @AshleyKerwin, @ufint, @send photo, @LE0Night, @Jwentz, @slaybellz, @NecessaryVoodoo, @ohnostalgia, @Serg., @Number, @Furball) Lowest score: 2 x 1 (@Sprockrooster) My score: 10/10 This one was controversial, damn. I swear, "Partition" got some real bad scores at the beginning of the voting period. At some point I was fearing for it not even making the top 25! Luckily a spam of 10's brought it to a more appropriate position, but I'm still very bothered that it didn't make the top 10. What. A. Song. The sexy Carribean groove and eccentric deep beats delivered by a specific drum machine and kick drums forms one unpredictable, mysterious production. Other additions are syntheziser pulses, some small descends here and there and snapping. The track exists on an immense, well-paced sound that producer icon Timbaland obviously had a big impact on. Most of the proud Beyoncé stans will know that "Partition" is an ode to limousine sex. "Driver roll up the partition, please" is a line that indicates Beyoncé's will to have privacy while having sex at the backseat of a cab. Another aspect I like from "Partition" is the fact that the song is lyrically pure and straight-forward when it comes to its theme; the whole concept is remarkably bold. The song has, just like with two other songs from Beyoncé, two parts: "Yoncé" and "Partition". The most notable contrast between them must be the unbroken and broken production respectively. Overall, I think "Partition" is a highlight from the album – which means a lot to me because Beyoncé is one of my favourite albums of all-time. It's my most beloved single by hers, so it leaving at this stadium feels ... incorrect. The song was sent to urban contemporary by Columbia Records as the third single from Beyoncé on February 25, 2014. It can be described as electro-R&B. The track contains a French word insertion. As a single, it peaked at number 23 in the US at the Billboard Hot 100. Sprockrooster (2) doesn't even want to make it to the club: "7 producers and this still sounds like a racket to me. But that is because of the way Beyoncé is singing (or sanging). Either way, annoyingly. So I know I am faulty here, but let me generous and hand out 2 points for the Yoncé parts which still is amazing. But Partition the song itself is not interesting aside from the French part." A racket, you say? Oh well... Luckily, DJHazey (9) found a way to actually appreciate it: "This is a Beyonce song I've warmed up to alot. I love how it builds and builds with Bey's voice getting more and more passionate as if she was getting 'into the moment' while laying the track down in the soundbooth. That imagery definitely fits what the song is going for and it definitely works for me on many levels." Like I expected, not many knew Timbaland worked on this. For example, kermit_the_frog (10): "I genuinely didn't know that this song was a Timbaland production!? I feel like a failure." haps (10) feels the same: "Honestly. Didn't know Timbaland were behind this great bop. Shoot me." Timbaland didn't die in the 00's guys. Of course, some people talked about the infamous Monica Lewinsky verb. londonrain (7) sees it as a major flaw: "The first couple of minutes of the album version are a flat zero for me, but that slinky beat is great and the single edit is solid. Shame Beyoncé decided to chuck problematic lyrics like "he Monica Lewinskyed all over my gown" onto it - surely that should be "he Bill Clintoned all over my gown"?" I don't find it that big of a deal because both address the same occurance. Heaven on Earth (8) mentions it as well: "This was definitely an album highlight. I love how the production sounds like glass, vitrified from twigs instead of sand, being shattered to pieces, one by one, ever so slowly. I think that element of the “slow shatter” especially relates to the song’s title and the object in question referred to in the lyrics. Personally, I love how filthy Beyoncé is being here! “He Monica Lewinsky-ed on my gown.” Girl… That is filthier than I thought you would ever be! And it should’ve “He Bill Clinton-ed on my gown,” but I’m gonna let this one slide." iheartpoptarts (8) talks about a band I don't know: "I bet I’m the only person who ever listens to this and thinks of French Affair towards the end." Probably? What I do know is that Beyoncé turned ohnostalgia (10) French: "Je suis une stanne." Let's close with Serg. (10) who is right: "One of her very best." "Yoncé" and "Partition" got two different music videos on December 13, 2003. The directors were Ricky Saiz and Jake Nava respectively. "Partition" got nominated for Best Choreograpby and Best Female Video at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. Both segments got included seperately on the tracklist of all her tours since The Mrs. Carter World Show Tour. She performed them as part of a medley at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards.